March 6th, 2012
After making this butterfly hair masterpiece (here’s a close up) a few seasons back, I decided that these bright, colorful beauties needed to be displayed where I could see them more often. (Obviously, I didnt use the same butterflies as the ones adorning her blond locks, but I did use simliar faux insects.) I saw a few for purchase this past year, but never saw a price I was keen on (except for the solo yellow one below that I found hanging by itself at a garage sale) so I decided this could be an inexpensive DIY. Of course, it won’t look as good as the real beauties, but I think I may rather faux insects displayed on my walls instead. So off to the supplies store I went….
Items Needeed: faux insects of your choosing, white cardstock, paper scissors, crafting glue (527 is my favorite), and frames. I used vintage frames that I already had lying around begging to be used, but you can pick up a few frames from your craft store for a reasonable price.
1. Cut the cardstock to fit the frames and insert into frames. It is very important to insert the cardstock before you glue on the insect if you are using flat frames like I used above.
2. Glue faux insects onto the middle of the cardstock. Measure the distance from each side if neccessary.
3. Display your lovely pops of color and (faux) nature.
I wanted to go a little further and make an art display like one of these with my left over beauties, but my guy suggested that it may be a little too much insect decor if I did. I am rethinking my decision to take his advice on this after looking at this guys creations.
Dreaming of a log cabin to display my art work in,